Summary: My wife and i had just upgraded our old Samsung phones when she dropped hers in a sink full of dishwater while she was talking to me, we called our Verizon store and they advised us they could not sell us a phone since we had just upgraded. i found this phone through amazon and purchased it and it actually works as good if not better than the one we purchased from Verizon.
Summary: I had a problem with shipping in that I got 2 of them when I only ordered 1 so I sent 1 back and had to pay shipping of which I never got reimbursed. I was never charged for the second phone. I enjoy the phone and it was exactly what I was looking for.
Summary: I was told when I bought the phone that the charging cable could be used to transfer photos from the phone to my computer. Not. Since we don't have a data plan with our phone (& prefer not to have one) the only way to transfer pix is via text or the internet. We are both disappointed since we both bought the Gustos. Other than that it's a practical, handy dandy phone. Recommend to a friend? It depends on what they're looking for.
Summary: This phone is great, easy to use, robust (I've already dropped it several times with no ill effects). The purple color is very subtle, but cool. My one complaint is that the alarm does not work perfectly. It works _almost_ perfectly. There are three times when it did not work (in the last month) and every time the alarm was set for 7:00am. This is a truly strange bug, that the alarm doesn't work at 7am, but it works at 7:01, so it's fine (as long as I remember).
Works on Verizon family plan. Cost was cheap. Required a little extra work.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 May 2013
Summary: Bought the phone used (was in great physical condition though) and it seems that it was used on a "pre-paid plan previously. I was able to get it swapped over to our family plan after several calls to verizon and reprogramming (not activating but hacking into the phone menus and reprogramming) the phone per their instructions. Total time invested was probably 1.5 hours from start to finish and is worth it to me for a phone that works on our plan for under $30.
Summary: Received the product on time, in expected condition. However, this is the third instance and source from which I have purchased this model of phone in three years, and ALL THREE have stopped vibrating for phone call, alarm, and text alerts. I do not blame the Amazon seller that I ordered the phone from, but Samsung for manufacturing a flawed product. Buy from this Amazon seller, but don't buy this particular phone!